Lizabeth Leech is a botanist, botanical artist, teacher and author. Liz has worked as a botanist at the Field Studies Council, taught biology in Australia, studied the flora and fauna of Australia as a postgraduate student, taught high school for 20 years and worked as a research assistant in soft fruit breeding and in a tissue culture lab growing eucalyptus and acacia trees. In the years leading to retirement, Liz began to study botanical illustration.
Since graduating from the diploma course in botanical painting at the English Gardening School in 2002, Liz has become a founding member of the Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society, developed short courses in botany for artists and written the new book, Botany for Artists, released in the US just this morning!
Please welcome Liz Leech, the Featured Botanist for May!
A Conversation with Liz
Instead of publishing a complete interview like I normally do on the first day of the month, Liz and I will work together to lead this month’s conversation. We are slowing down our dialogue so that you can comment and ask questions as the conversation develops.
The conversation with Liz will advance every 2-3 days when I will ask our guest a new question. To comment or to ask a question at any time, click in the Comment box below and enter your comment or question. Before you click the Post Comment button, be sure to check the box next to “Notify me of follow-up comments via email”. By checking this box, you will be able to follow the conversation from your inbox.